11 Reviews

I served this as an appetizer salad, added sliced black olives for a bit more color contrast. Very good and impressive.

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L DJ September 27, 2002

All of my favorite ingredients and so quick to put together. We didn't have a red onion so our yellow was a bit on the strong side and my have overpowered the dish but will definitely try again with the red onion. I always have homemade pesto frozen in ice cube trays.

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karen in tbay March 28, 2005

Very nice salad! The lemon juice adds a nice tang. I agree with Missy Wombat that the pesto quality is VERY important.

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Is This Really Necessary May 27, 2003

What a wonderful salad! Quick, easy and very tasty. I made this for lunch today. I too added some black olives just to add a bit more color. Thanks SandraK for a great dish.rn

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Merlot October 07, 2002

Very good! 1 can of chickpeas is not quite 2 cups; I will double this whole recipe next time. We were generous with the dressing ingredients and tossed it with greens when serving as a main dish. However, I think I could omit the olive oil; the pesto I buy is oily enough!

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J-Lynn September 02, 2014

Oh so simple & tasty...I used this as a base & added some grated carrot, diced cucumber and leftover shredded chicken for a quick & easy lunch..Yum!

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**Mandy** December 04, 2011

I thought this was pretty tasty...I FINELY diced the red onion and only used about a quarter cup for the whole recipe, which worked well because, to me, red onion tends to get a "bite" to it after it's sat for a while so I didn't want that to happen...as I did it, this worked just fine. We enjoy chickpeas in this house, so thanks for posting a new recipe for us!

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drbecca26 January 25, 2009

Not to our taste, I thought it needed something.

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swiz58 June 17, 2008

I love chickpeas, pesto and red onions, so how could this go wrong? ;-) Lovely, flavourful salad, very quick and easy to make. I did use 3 tablespoons of lemon juice, but perhaps I had a particularly mild lemon? Will make this again and again this summer. Thanks for sharing!

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stormylee July 04, 2004

This salad was ok. We didn't really care for it. Chalk it up to personal taste.

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Marmish June 03, 2003
Chickpea, Pesto & Red Onion Salad